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Record #: R2016-248   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/13/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action:
Title: Call for Chicago Police Department to maintain supervision over crossing guards and stop transfer of positions to Office of Emergency Management and Communications
Sponsors: Waguespack, Scott, Hopkins, Brian , Reboyras, Ariel, Austin, Carrie M., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Scott, Jr. Michael, Taliaferro, Chris, Lopez, Raymond A., Mitts, Emma, Burke, Edward M., Napolitano, Anthony V., Reilly, Brendan, Villegas, Gilbert, Hairston, Leslie A., Sposato, Nicholas, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Sawyer, Roderick T., Moreno, Proco Joe, O'Shea, Matthew J., Mell, Deborah, O'Connor, Patrick, Laurino, Margaret, Ervin, Jason C., Mendoza, Susana A., Smith, Michele, Osterman, Harry, Arena, John, Cardenas, George A., Moore, David H., Cappleman, James, Curtis, Derrick G., Moore, Joseph, Beale, Anthony, Silverstein, Debra L., Foulkes, Toni, Harris, Michelle A., Tunney, Thomas, Willie B. Cochran, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Munoz, Ricardo, Maldonado, Roberto, Solis, Daniel, Thompson, Patrick D., Zalewski, Michael R., Pawar, Ameya, Dowell, Pat
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Police, - COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Police and Fire
Attachments: 1. R2016-248.pdf
Related files: R2019-362




Type: Title:


Committee(s) Assignment:
Thompson (11) Zalewski (23) Pawar (47) Dowell (3) Resolution
Call for Chicago Police Department to maintain supervision over Crossing Guards and stop transfer of positions to Office of Emergency Management and Communications Committee on Budget and Government Operations
















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City Council Meeting
April 13, 2016



-RESOLUTION

Whereas, Crossing Guards have been part of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) since 1951;

Whereas, since that time, the Crossing Guards have served and have proudly protected the children and
citizens of Chicago, and are valued civif servants;
Whereas, as part of the FY2016 budget process, 898 crossing guards positions were transferred from the Chicago Police Department to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, with no cost savings;
Whereas, Crossing Guards have a close relationship with their schools, community, and the parents of the children they protect;
Whereas, Crossing Guards work in close coordination with principals, parents, and police, to identify and address risks to students traveling to and frorrvschool;
Whereas, the job description for Chicago Police'Crossing Guards-includes "directing pedestrian traffic across streets or intersections...haltfing] vehicular traffic only to prevent injury to a pedestrian or to allow pedestrians to cross when there is no break in traffic," and to further "seek supervisory approval and assistance to obtain a warrant of arrest...[whenj^a motorist has ... committed a traffic violation;"

Whereas, Chicago Police field operations directives:for Crossirig.Guards have applied since 1987;
Whereas, Crossing Guards,.and the parents whose children they protect, are concerned that Crossing Guards', transfer to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications from the Chicago Police-Department will result in changes to their job duties, classification and uniforms that will degrade their ability and authority to protect children a...

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